Steve Trautman

Steve Trautman has been analyzing and solving technical team talent problems for more than 20 years, first as a program manager on Microsoft Word 1.0, then as an executive during Expedia's growth phase and now as a talent "fixer" for some of America's most visionary CxOs.

Steve has a message for frustrated executives: “If you’re not 100% sure your technical teams have what it takes to deliver on strategy, then you’re taking a big risk.” Steve pioneered a revolutionary way to identify and solve technical talent issues using hard data. Now he's sharing his insights on CIO.com.

Steve is the author of three books including Do You Have WHO it Takes: Managing Talent Risk in a High-Stakes Technical Workforce. He lives in Seattle with his family and is halfway through their quest to visit all the US National Parks.

When you can’t hire the engineers you need, make them

Optimized for agility: How Mutual of Omaha builds quick-response teams

Optimized for agility: How Mutual of Omaha builds quick-response teams

Mutual of Omaha’s SVP of finance operations, James Davenport, explains how using a data-driven approach to building teams makes it possible to move faster and meet growing customer needs.

A CIO’s dashboard must show bench strength. Does yours?

A CIO’s dashboard must show bench strength. Does yours?

When you have visibility into technical talent "on the bench," you can know with confidence that your team has what it takes to deliver quality work on time.

Are you cooking with gas or is your top talent slowing you down?

Are you cooking with gas or is your top talent slowing you down?

Having too few “cooks” in your kitchen can put multi-million dollar projects at risk. Here are three techniques to make sure your best people don’t become project bottlenecks.

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